New PDF release: Risk and Blame: Essays in Cultural Theory

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By Professor Mary Douglas

hazard and probability are culturally conditioned principles. they're formed by way of pressures of social existence and accredited notions of responsibility. the danger analyses which are more and more being utilised via politicians, reduction programmes and enterprise forget about the insights to be received from social anthropology which are utilized to trendy commercial society.
In this choice of fresh essays, Mary Douglas develops a programme for learning hazard and blame that follows from rules initially proposed in Purity and Danger. She indicates how political and cultural bias may be included into the research of probability notion and within the dialogue of accountability in public policy.

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